Dale, a Nullawil boy, completed his secondary education at Birchip P-12 School, followed by a Bachelor of Commerce at Deakin University. Now a Certified Practising Accountant, Dale formerly worked for four years with BM O'Donnell & Co., spent two years with Dodgsun & Medlyn and managed Birchip office of WHK/Crowe Horwath for seven. He now lives in Nullawil with his wife Bree-Anna and their five children.
Sandie studied at Wycheproof P-12 College and completed a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) at RMIT, Melbourne. She continued her studies for a further two years and was admitted to the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia, in 2007. She began her career at KPMG Melbourne, where she worked for eight years, followed by a further three years' experience at the Birchip office of WHK/Crowe Horwath. Sandie now lives in Birchip with her husband Birchip local, Joshua Richmond and their three children.
Bianca Abbott, like her compatriot Sandie, was born and bred in Wycheproof, where she attended school. She went on to further study in Business Administration at the University of Ballarat (TAFE Campus). A seasoned and addicted traveller throughout Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Alaska, Bianca has returned to the scenes of her youth to be closer to family and friends.
Rather than being born to Birchip life, Kelly became an honorary local when she and her husband Jon Haslam settled in Birchip for a lifestyle change and to take up the challenge of working the family farm. They purchased a property in town, where they live with their three children.
The newest member of our team, Simone grew up in Watchem and was educated at McAuley College in Donald. Moving to the 'big smoke' of Birchip at the tender age of 16, she worked for Sharp's Bakery. Birchip is now Simone's home, with her daughter Demi.